Event Date: Jul 03, 2014
Discussion on evidence that supports physical activity for both the prevention and management of Alzheimer's disease and explain how these resources were developed and can be used to promote physical activity.
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Accumulating evidence now suggests that regular physical activity is beneficial for the prevention and management of Alzheimer's disease. But what is the evidence behind this and what type of physical activity should older adults do to boost their brain heath? The Ontario Brain Institute, McMaster University, and participating partners have come together to create an evidence-based consensus statement and toolkit to inform older adults about the benefits of physical activity and identify ways to get active and stay active. The consensus statement, outlining the recommendations of physical activity for older adults with Alzheimer's disease, will help to identify the need for being active and also inform policy and guideline creation. The toolkit, composed of an information pamphlet and tracking calendar, will act as the outward-facing component to engage older adults directly (disseminated through participating patient advocacy groups). This webinar will discuss the evidence that supports physical activity for both the prevention and management of Alzheimer's disease and explain how these resources were developed and can be used to promote physical activity.
Questions? Contact: Karen Parrage
- Carla Arasanz, PhD, Knowledge Translation Lead, Ontario Brain Institute
- Jennifer Heisz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University
- Tiffany Scarcelli, M.Sc., Management Fellow, Ontario Brain Institute/ Alzheimer Society of Ontario